Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2817

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,359 tons
Completed1924 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack26 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position55° 43'N, 16° 25'W - Grid AL 6394
Complement32 (0 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteManchester - Naura 
History Completed in September 1924 
Notes on event

At 14.47 hours on 26 July 1940, U-34 fired a spread of three torpedoes at ships in convoy OB-188 about 320 miles west of Bloody Foreland and hit two ships with one torpedo each, the Accra and Vinemoor.

The Vinemoor (Master David John Jones) settled slowly by the stern and sank the next day in 55°25N/16°05W. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by HMS Clarkia (K 88) (LtCdr F.J.G. Jones, RNR), transferred to Hollinside and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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